Following recommendations about diet, exercise and other habits can help to alleviate symptoms, slow your disease's progression and improve your everyday life. In fact, people with mild to moderate heart failure (HF) often can lead nearly normal lives as a result.
You or your loved ones may have to change your regular routine by ...
Making these changes is easier said than done. Dealing with new restrictions and responsibilities is challenging, but working these changes into your daily routine can make a real difference.
Queen Latifah's mom, Rita Owens, is living with heart failure. Inspired by her mom, Queen says that keeping a positive attitude and always being supportive are key to helping a loved one manage heart failure. She also wants to stress that for caregivers, it’s important to care for your own health as well.
Read Queen Latifah's Top 10 Caregiving Tips.
HF Series in Heart Insight MagazineBig Heart Problem
In the first of a four-part series on heart failure, we investigate what it is, what causes it and what’s the prognosis.
The Unrelaxing Heart
The second installment explains heart failure with muscle intact. Queen Latifah and her mom, Rita, share their personal experience with Rita’s own heart failure diagnosis.
The Ins and Outs of Hospitalization
Heart failure patients are often hospitalized. This article looks at managing self-care to minimize just how often re-hospitalizations happen.
Shared Decision Making for Advanced HF
When HF progresses to an advanced stage, there are many decisions to be made. Here we delve into the importance of shared decision making.
This content was last reviewed April 2015.